As many of you know, Noah’s stepdad Chappy was in a life-threatening motorcycle accident a couple months ago. He suffered severe traumatic brain injury and was in a coma for more than a month. There were times when any hope was bleak at best, and the doctors weren’t giving him much of a chance of survival, let alone recovery.
But Chappy, as so many of us knew, is one tough son of a gun, and almost overnight (a few weeks ago), he started making improvements that went against all odds.
At the end of another SDL post some time ago, I told you all I wouldn’t be posting anymore updates on Chappy because another blog/website has been setup for Chappy’s wife Andrea (Noah’s mom) and their family to keep everyone updated. But, many of you missed that and it’s hard to find.
And… since so many people have been asking, I wanted to post it here one more time.
But before I do, I will tell you that miracles sometimes happen, the unexplainable occurs, and the odds are sometimes beat. Whether it’s faith, Chappy’s sheer will-power and strength, or a combination of all of it, I don’t claim to know nor do I wish to guess. But I do know that Chappy is scheduled to be transferred home this week!
Noah is getting his other dad back. His family is getting Chappy back. And there is major cause for celebration.
That being said, he’s far from out of the woods, and will not be able to work for some time, if at all. He’s got a long ways to go in his recovery and rehab. Noah’s mom will be his caretaker 24/7 once he comes home. It’s gonna be tough financially, emotionally, physically, and mentally for their family.
And, I was hoping I could ask you all one humbling giant favor.
I know that the site setup for Chappy accepts donations that go straight to their family, and I know it would make a world of difference for her and her family (including my little Noah Bear) if you’d take a moment, drop by, read about his progress, and donate a buck or two (or twenty) to help them get through this next very long part of the journey.
Here’s the link.
And here’s the link to their donation page.
You can also send it via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org. 100% of anything you give goes straight to them.
Three days ago my phone rang. It was Chappy calling from the hospital, wanting to talk to Noah, wanting to ask Noah what he was most excited to do with him when he came home. And while he still wasn’t connecting everything mentally like he one day hopefully will, I can’t tell you how incredible that was.
Thanks everyone. From a dad who’s so happy to have his son’s other dad finally coming home. From a dad who knows that that dad would do the same for me if the tables were turned.
There is so much to be thankful for.
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing
PS. This post was followed-up by a post called “Why the Chappy Thing Was so Humbling for Me.” Feel free to read that one before you donate.